Arleigh Johnson

About me

My interests vary, but I’ve found a particular delight in Regency era lately, and my favorite Plaidy novels are the Georgian series. I’ve been posting book reviews at since 2007, and my Jean Plaidy fan site,, has recently had a makeover with much information added.

From my website

new: Paris Red by Maureen Gibbon

Paris Red by Maureen Gibbon BOOK DESCRIPTION: “For readers of Girl with a Pearl Earring, a luminous and evocative novel of Édouard Manet’s muse. Paris, 1862. A young girl in a threadbare dress and green boots, hungry for experience, meets the mysterious and wealthy artist Édouard Manet. The encounter will…

new: The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg

The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg BOOK DESCRIPTION: “New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg has written a lush historical novel based on the sensuous Parisian life of the nineteenth-century writer George Sand—which is perfect for readers of Nancy Horan and Elizabeth Gilbert. At the beginning of this powerful novel,…

new: Adeline: A Novel of Virginia Woolf

Adeline: A Novel of Virginia Woolf by Norah Vincent BOOK DESCRIPTION: “From a New York Times best-selling author, a boldly imagined portrait of Virginia Woolf that sheds new light on the events that preceded her fatal immersion in the River Ouse in 1941 On April 18, 1941, twenty-two days after…

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